Equipment stolen from little league facilty

June 29, 2008 7:22:30 PM PDT
Authorities today are investigating the theft of about $8,500 of equipment and food supplies from the Ravenswood Little League program storage facility in East Palo Alto, police reported.

The theft occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King Park at 498 Daisy Lane, said East Palo Alto police Detective Tracy Turner.

The suspect or suspects made off with 50 baseball gloves, 30 uniforms, a pitching machine, hot dog warmer, nacho cheese warmer, megaphone, television, microwave and food items such as candy, according to Turner.

"We found out Saturday morning," said Tommie Roberts, vice president of Ravenswood Little League. "I was just devastated. We had a few little problems before but nothing of this magnitude."

Roberts said that some of the equipment such as the baseball gloves are for players who are not able to afford them.

The Ravenswood Little League season is nearing its end and theft will not affect the final games, Roberts said.

No suspects had been identified and no witnesses had been located as of this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call police Officer Frank Perkins at (650) 853-3160 or the East Palo Alto tip line at (650) 853-8477.


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